Roland Introduces Compact M-5000C Live Mixing Console

Roland’s Professional A/V division just launched the M-5000C Live Mixing Console. Measuring under 30 inches (74 centimeters) in width and weighing just 70 pounds (32 kilograms), the compact M-5000C maintains the quality and many features of the flagship M-5000, aiming it at theaters, portable churches, OB trucks/vans, touring or any application demanding power and flexibility in a small footprint.

Along with a 96 kHz sampling rate, the M-5000C has a 72-bit summing bus, newly designed, discrete analog circuitry and redundant power supply. In addition to 16 inputs and eight outputs on the console, the M-5000C also features two expansion interface slots that can accommodate REAC, Dante, MADI, Waves SoundGrid and other XI-Series expansion cards.

Control includes a 12” color touchscreen, 20 channel faders in three groups, anchor points, DCA spills, multi-function knobs and buttons and a user assignable section. Remote control software (Mac/Windows) that extends the user interface beyond the built-in GUI, resulting in flexible organization of critical pages or meters on external monitors will be available soon.

The O.H.R.C.A. (Open High Resolution Configurable Architecture) platform allows for 128 freely definable audio paths; open audio architecture supporting Dante, MADI, Waves SoundGrid, and REAC audio protocols; and audio delivery over video using SDI, DVI and SFP cabling. Built-in REAC ports support seamless integration from the console for multi-track recording/playback, Roland M-48 personal mixers and a plethora of I/O box choices to fit any need, all at 24-bit 96kHz.

The M-5000C will be available in Q4. Here are all the specs.